ERIC Number: ED221156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Theoretical Definition of Instructor Role in Computer-Managed Instruction.
McCombs, Barbara L.; Dobrovolny, Jacqueline L.
This report describes the results of a theoretical analysis of the ideal role functions of the Computer Managed Instruction (CMI) instructor. Concepts relevant to instructor behavior are synthesized from both cognitive and operant learning theory perspectives, and the roles allocated to instructors by seven large-scale operational CMI systems are examined using a systems engineering analysis approach to identify computer-based functions that directly support student learning in a CMI environment. The report also summarizes the results of a review of the available literature concerning essential CMI instructor activities. A general format for the Theoretical CMI Instructor Role Specification is presented, which allows for a tabular listing of the seven theoretically-based CMI instructor roles, related instructor behaviors, and spaces for annotating the extent to which actual CMI instructor roles and behaviors deviate from the theoretically based roles in the military CMI environments of interest. An extensive bibliography is included. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.
Authoring Institution: McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co. - East, St. Louis, MO.